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Are you not entertained? Strategies for coping with canine cabin fever

Having worked in upstate New York as a foster for a local dog rescue, I know canine cabin fever. Through these experiences, I learned that when the weather gets cold, you have two options on how to entertain your pooch: suck it up or get creative. And here’s how…

Tell this cold-weather newbie what to wear in cold weather

I always knew I would have to get a proper winter wardrobe when I moved to the UK, but I wasn’t expecting to be so overwhelmed by options. I have no idea where to start!

Ive never even owned a winter jacket before, so some advice would be really really appreciated…

Geeky slippers for everyone as seen on @offbeatbride #geeky #slippers

Get your foot snuggles on with these nerdy, light-up, and heated slippers

For cold, dreary nights, you need a solid pair o’ slips. And when you can look chic geeky as hell at the same time, even better. Here are 30 of favorite geeky, light-up, and heated slippers to warm your tootsies in classy-ass style. Keep an eye out for 8-bit Nintendo, Star Wars, Doctor Who, dinosaurs, emojis, and Hobbit feet.

Why I send my kid outside to a kindergarten in the forest

It’s winter in Georgia. The children waddle into the woods in layers of warm and waterproof clothes, awkward and round. The teachers’ hats are pulled down over their ears and when they stomp their feet and clap their hands along with the songs and poems at morning circle time, they do so with extra motivation.

This is the hardest time of year to send our children outside to kindergarten for the day, and the most important…

How to keep your whole family warm when walking in sub-zero temperatures

My family only has one car, which my husband uses to commute an hour to work each day. But that doesn’t stop my family from going out and enjoying our neighbourhood. I still drop my son off at preschool a few mornings a week, enjoy library programs, and our awesome local fair-trade coffee shop. If you’ve got two feet, a heartbeat, and some basic gear, sub-zero temperatures and snow can’t get in the way…

Winter yumminess with easy bread and lazy wassail

On cold days I love to make bread and wassail. But I’m kinda lazy/forgetful and have other shit to do. So I have two very easy recipes for other Homies out there like me…

Avoid canine cabin fever with these winter dog walking tips

Avoid canine cabin fever with these winter dog walking tips

In case you are trying, like me, to avoid canine cabin fever for as long as possible, here are some tips to make sure your pup is happy and healthy during the winter walking season!

You better love root veggies: What you should know about winter CSA shares

Since 2011, my husband and I have survived the harsh, long New England winters in part thanks to our winter Community Supported Agriculture share. Below are some tips and some of what I’ve learned over the past three winters of our participation…